Promoting Excellence Through Partnerships

Professional, Knowledgeable, Experienced

Padilla & Associates, Inc. is a certified Small, Disadvantaged, Minority, and Woman Owned Business Enterprise, established in 1993 by Owner and President (sole principal), Patricia K. Padilla. The firm offers its clients flexibility, reliability, responsiveness and proven experience in designing innovative contract compliance programs to meet client needs.

Padilla & Associates, Inc. is a multi-disciplined, management-consulting firm specializing in contract compliance and administration, the design, development and implementation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Labor Compliance, and Project Labor Agreements (PLA), Title VI program models, including Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Non-Discrimination provisions, job training and placement, Community Outreach, ADA compliance, Grants & Funding Administration and referral programs, including Local Hire initiatives.

Our client-tailored program strategies and innovations have resulted in unprecedented increases to the understanding and application of pertinent funding regulations, contract compliance and advancement of positive business and community relations for large-scale public works projects.

The firm’s President, managers and professionals possess over 90 years of experience as former public administrators, within large regional, federal and state agencies. Their collective knowledge and expertise has enabled the firm to be retained as a prime consultant to numerous clients in both the public and private sectors.
Antonio brings extensive experience working directly on behalf of Awarding Agencies as well as on behalf of Prime Contractors, Private Joint Venture Teams, which affords Clients a strong best practices model. Having worked with awarding agencies, Joint Ventures and Contractors side has afforded Antonio to be one of the leaders in this industry, who understands how to manage projects from both the public and private perspective.

Our client-tailored program strategies and innovations have resulted in unprecedented increases to the understanding and application of pertinent funding regulations, contract compliance and advancement of positive business and community relations for large-scale public works projects.

The firm’s President, managers and professionals possess over 90 years of experience as former public administrators, within large regional, federal and state agencies. Their collective knowledge and expertise has enabled the firm to be retained as a prime consultant to numerous clients in both the public and private sectors.

Meet our Leadership

Patricia K. Padilla

Patricia K. Padilla possesses over 30 years’ experience in project management within public and private sectors, specializing in policy and program development, administration, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of Labor Compliance programs (Federal and State), Community Workforce Agreements/Project Labor Agreements, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Tailored Specific Business Program models, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Non-Discrimination, technical assistance, contractor training, job training and placement and referral programs, including Local Hire and National Targeted Worker initiatives. Ms. Padilla established the firm of Padilla & Associates in 1993 and, as a prime and subcontractor has successfully serviced clients with chief advisement, strategic planning, administration and development of tailored programs to meet specific needs. Ms. Padilla has previously served as Executive Officer, Administrator, and Manager responsible for administration of Labor Compliance, D/M/WBE, and EEO/AA Programs for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Mr. Antonio F. Dupré

Mr. Antonio F. Dupré currently serves as the Senior Project Manager for Padilla & Associates, Inc. Antonio possesses over 30 years’ direct experience in organizational leadership, and strategic planning, program, project and construction management of major public works, transit and education facility projects in California and nationally. Additionally, his expertise extends to labor relations and developing, administering, monitoring, and reporting of Project Labor Agreements (PLA’s) inclusive of Community Workforce Hiring Goals, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Small Business Enterprises, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Labor Compliance Programs, HUD Section 3 Funding Compliance, Proposition 84 Funding Compliance, California Labor Code and Federal Davis Bacon and Related Acts Compliance.   Antonio has worked extensively with alternate delivery methods and with both vertical and horizontal projects at all phases from initial planning and design, construction and closeout. He has extensive experience working on transit, complex rail system, freeway, building, sewer and waterline, and flood control projects, which involved multi-layered funding and multi-agency participation. He has worked on EPA, FHWA, FTA, FRA, FAA, HUD and State and local bond funded projects.   Additionally, he has worked as a President of a Construction firm, Senior Project Manager, Construction Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Construction Inspector, and Materials Lab Manager.

Some of the select clients Antonio has worked with include Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Western Riverside County Regional Wastewater Authority (WRCRWA), Group Delta, Simon-Wong Engineering, Kleinfelder/Simon Wong, Parsons, Parsons Transportation, California High Speed Rail’s Authority Rail Delivery Partner (CHSRA – RDP), the County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (former SANBAG), SANDAG, City of Riverside, Caltrans, City of Corona, Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA- Metrolink), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency (LACMTA – Metro), San Bernardino Community College District, Riverside Community College District, and the Los Angeles Community College District, AECOM, WSP, AGP (STV) (Joint Ventures), STV, Flatiron/Skanska/Stacey Whitbeck (FSSW Joint Venture), Atkinson/URS(Joint Ventures), Walsh/Shea (Joint Venture),The Walsh Group and Pre-Science Engineers.

Ms. Jaquith

Ms. Jaquith has 17 years’ plus experience and expertise in the field, in developing and administrating DBE, SB, Title VI, ADA and EEO Programs. Beyond developing and implementing these Programs, Ms. Jaquith develops boilerplates incorporating applicable statutes and requirements, inclusive of Limited English Proficiency and Environmental Justice Guidance in conformance with federal and state regulatory statutes and provisions. Ms. Jaquith specializes implementation of successful Programs that work with recipient operating cultures to ensure effective and efficient implementation and compliance with DOT requirements. Ms. Jaquith’s experience includes developing and implementing Title VI, DBE, ADA and EEO Programs for several recipients state-wide, some of which include the California High-Speed Rail Authority, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), Alameda Corridor East Construction Authority (ACE), the San Bernardino County Department of Airports and more than 35 Local Agency Cities/Counties.

Mr. Michael Phu

Mr. Michael Phu possesses over 9 years’ plus extensive experience in Labor Compliance, (EEO) Title VI, CDBG, PLA and DBE Program administration and processes, including the California Labor Code, Federal Davis Bacon and Related Acts, Labor Compliance Programs and Project Labor Agreements.

Mr. Phu is a Certified Project Manager, and brings extensive experience in multi-procurement delivery methods, administering successful Labor Compliance (Federal & State), (EEO) Title VI, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Programs compliance monitoring and certification analysis in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26, small business outreach, State and Federal prevailing wage requirements, and Project labor Agreements including Labor Compliance regulatory compliance programs on numerous public works projects. Mr. Phu has served as a Deputy Project Manager and as Senior Compliance Deputy for numerous public agency projects. Mr. Phu’s labor compliance expertise includes utilizing electronic labor compliance and DBE software, including working directly with contractors to secure letters of assent, workforce hiring affidavits, and providing technical assistance to acclimate signatory and non-signatory contractors. Experience also includes conducting investigative field interviews, auditing of Certified Payroll Records, securing of Labor Compliance documents, facilitation of apprentice requirements and coordination with the California Department of Industrial Relations and other Agencies to ensure projects are in compliance.

Mr. Phu also has demonstrated an ability to build census among various parties to the agreement, having worked extensively with contractors, signatory and non-signatory (including PLAs), community oversight councils, industry advisory committees, unions and affiliates, Federal and State Labor adjudicating agencies, and other resource workforce and business placement centers all while maintaining strong working relations and project and program accord. Additionally, he has experience performing and participating in Union/Contractor Grievances, Settlement Hearings and legal arbitrations.

Since our founding in 1993, Padilla & Associates, Inc. has been a leader in compliance enforcement and innovation within the transportation industry. To continue our track record of excellence we need the best talent from across the globe and offer outstanding opportunities to join a uniquely innovative, highly successful company that straddles the worlds of compliance and public service. Our team thrives on stimulating challenges and global opportunities.

We are growing our team by recruiting and hiring the best talent in the market – those who desire to take the initiative, are self-directed learners and have the desire solve our client’s problems which will indirectly drive our growth as well. We identify, train and develop future leaders to ensure we have the capabilities to scale the business and to provide career development to our team members.

At Padilla & Associates, Inc., you will have an active role in a business that makes a difference in both the public and private sectors every day. Regardless of your role, your work will be closely tied to our clients’ success and ability to deliver large-scale transportation projects.

A wide variety of career paths are available and a career at Padilla offers meaningful work, professional development, growth, competitive compensation and benefits and a unique culture where ambitious, self-directed talent can thrive.

If you have the drive, a winning attitude and a desire to make a difference then we invite you to apply today.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to lpadilla@padillainc.com

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